Peter Ramsey and William Joyce will direct the film, which is based on "The Guardians of Childhood," Joyce's forthcoming series of children's books. The film will also feature the voice of Isla Fisher.
The actors will voice heroic versions of classic figures from childhood. Pine will be Jack Frost, Jackman will play Bunnymund (a version of the Easter Bunny), Baldwin will play North (a version of Santa Claus), and Fisher will play Tooth (the tooth fairy). Law will play Pitch, an evil spirit whose quest to take over the world causes the heroes to band together for the first time.
Pine ("Star Trek") appeared in the Los Angeles premiere of Beau Willimon's Farragut North. Jackman (The "X-Men" and "Wolverine" films) won a Tony Award for The Boy from Oz and also appeared on Broadway in A Steady Rain. Emmy winner Baldwin ("30 Rock") holds a Tony nomination for his work in A Streetcar Named Desire and also appeared in Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Tweneith Century and Loot. Law ("Sherlock Holmes," "The Talented Mr. Ripley") was Tony-nominated for his work in Hamlet and Indiscretions. Fisher's screen credits include "Confessions of a Shopaholic," "Wedding Crashers" and "I Heart Huckabees."
Screenwriter Lindsay-Abaire won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Rabbit Hole, which also received a Tony nomination and for which he recently wrote the screenplay for the film version. Other stage credits include Shrek (Tony nominations for book and lyrics), High Fidelity, Kimberly Akimbo, Fuddy Meers and the upcoming Good People.
"Rise of the Guardians" is set for a Nov. 21, 2012, release.